With the vibrant indie music scene in Australia and New Zealand constantly outshining much of the output from their British and American cousins, Little Indie picks our weekly bunch of some of the best new tracks on offer.
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Best new tracks Down Under #48
LUCY SUGARMAN - I WANNA KISS BOYS COS I'M BORED
Canberra bedroom-pop singer, 19-year-old Lucy Sugerman, has made an impressive start, with this, her debut solo single, ‘i wanna kiss boys cos i’m bored’. Produced by Hauskey, who also shares co-writing credits with Madeline Crabtree (aka MUKI) and Sugerman, the sassy track is a sweet three-minutes of pop infused melodies, which, she says, “explores the concept of rebound relationships in a bit of cheeky and tongue-in-cheek way."
VOODOO BLOO - HA HA OK OK
Wellington, NZ's Voodoo Bloo, aka Rory McDonald, returns with frenetic onslaught of a single, ‘Ha Ha Ok Ok’. Lifted from his forthcoming debut album 'JACOBUS' (out December 4), the track creates a maelstrom of ferocious punk rock. as it lyrically details "the pressure kids my age often receive from their peers," says McDonald. “This is actually the oldest song on the album, but still very much felt like a story I wanted to tell. This track is about those egomaniacs who you can see are struggling on the inside, but push their own emotions away for the chance of popularity and climbing the social ranks.“
SUNFLOWER - THIN SKIN
Brisbane-based indie-pop-rock outfit Sunflower close the year with this third track released last week, following debut single 'Better Days' and 'Get Yourself Together'. Kicking off with piano and standout vocals from Kahlia Ferguson, who describes the track as "about accepting that life is going to deal you difficult cards sometimes, and letting go of anything that doesn’t add value to your life is one way you can beat the darkness. You can be your own worst enemy if you let the difficulties of life tear away at you. We only get one life, might as well learn to love it."
YOUNG LIONS - PILGRIM
Brisbane rock quartet Young Lions bring an emotive force to this new track, self-produced with Callan Orr. Voice samples fill in in between Zach Britt's own engaging vocal and acoustic guitar as he contemplates where to find meaning and enlightenment.
THE RIONS - HEAD STILL HURTS
Sydney teen (all aged 16 and 17) four-piece The Rions have just released their third single 'Head Still Hurts'. The catchy indie-rock three and a half minutes is fronted by Noah Blockley's confident vocal, over punchy drums and strident guitars. The song, they say is about "the effects that alcohol can have on a relationship and how the main character cares for this person regardless of how much alcohol can get in between them. The mix between the rocky choruses and the popping verses represent the fun, wild ride of a relationship."